#1 Assume that a résumé will become a part of an applicant tracking system if you upload it or attach it to an email message. Typically, if a company has four to five open positions per month consistently, they should be using an ATS. In fact, 100% of Fortune 1000 companies and 80% of small/medium businesses use them. Resumes are being read underneath the format. Content is critical. Your experience needs to be crystal clear, hyperlinks are ok to be included on a resume, bold, and underlines are fine too! White space and consistency is a must on today’s resume!
#2 ATS Systems can read any resume format be it MS Word doc or docx, Rich Text Files (rft), DOS/ASCII Text(txt), Open Document Format (odf), LinkedIn, Adobe Acrobat (pdf) with just a few exceptions.
#3 Keywords are King! What are they? Buzzwords, nouns, adjectives, or short phrases for your industry. They usually describe your unique knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience? They are used to “Score” or “rank” résumé. Do not add keywords tha you can’t justify.
#BONUS TIP: 65% of jobs today are filled or in the process of being filled before they are listed. Your resume isn’t enough. Leverage social platforms as talent databases or for advertising and connecting with hiring officials. Use your resume on LinkedIn, FB, Twitter, Instagram, and Google, etc.
Looking for a job now is not simply about stating your duties at work, it’s about marketing your unique skills: It’s a Career Marketing Campaign!
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